It was a political love fest this afternoon at the kickoff of Mayor Kevin Johnson's initiative to make Sacramento the greenest place in the country.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver brought their star power -- and gave Johnson and his effort their seal of approval.
Introducing Johnson, Shriver said she admired him for bringing people together to change Sacramento.
Introducing Schwarzenegger, Johnson called him a cyborg -- affectionately, of course -- and said the governor had made it "cool" to be green. The mayor teasingly complained that the state tourism ad featuring the first couple somehow left out Sacramento.
The governor returned the favor, joking that if the mayor's political career went south, he could have a future in comedy.
"Leno, watch out!" he teased.
There is a serious side to the camaraderie, of course. As both Schwarzenegger and Johnson pointed out, California can't reach its clean energy and carbon emissions goals without help from cities -- and Sacramento certainly can't become a center for green jobs without the state's enthusiastic assistance.
"I'm with you 100 percent," Schwarzenegger concluded. "We're partners, and we're going to do it together."